Safety

 

 

Electrical construction is dangerous work. Electrical contractors and workers must always adhere to safety best practices. Just what are those practices? The following articles, listed chronologically by date, document safety measures and practices that help ensure everyone gets home safely at the end of the work day. 

Major storms this hurricane season wreaked havoc on the southeastern United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These storms created weather hazards as well as dangerous conditions for power utilities and restoration efforts.

For each project, electrical contractors must ensure the right equipment is on-site, that it’s affordable and, most important, safe and reliable. But what to do when dealing with installed equipment or with tools and equipment that they don’t own? How do they know it’s safe and hasn’t been damaged?

Life is full of surprises, and so is the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E. After years of requiring specific information on arc flash equipment labels, as listed in 130.5(H1) through (H3), the 2018 edition has introduced Exception No.

This December 1 is the deadline set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that requires medium to large contractors in certain industries, to provide injury, illness, and incident information using the new Injury Tracking Application (ITA).

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Registration Number Necessary for All FCC Business
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants your number. Contractors have until February 2, 2001, to contact the FCC and obtain a FCC Registration Number (FRN) if they are doing business with the FCC, whether it involves outside plant, inside, wireless, or wireline communications.


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Hand and Power Tool Safety
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Have you checked your employees' toolboxes lately? If they supply their own tools, maybe you feel it's none of your business.


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OSHA's Multi-employer Citation Policy: Who is Citable?
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Any work sites can present a challenge for your safety program! Many times you will be on a job with other contractors or working in a large manufacturing facility or office building. Each of these contractors or building owners, just like you, must have safety programs.


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Having the Proper Test Equipment and Using It Properly
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Working with electricity can be dangerous or even lethal. Knowing what is hot and what is not differentiates a safe worker from a risk taker who doesn't bother to find out ahead of time.


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Enhance Your Company's Bid with Safety and Insurance Credentials
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When you receive a Request for Proposal (RFP), your company is presented with a unique opportunity to stand above your competitors. For whatever reason--better marketing, effective networking, or well-established business relationships-- you made the bidder's list.


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Retain Damaged Equipment for Post-accident Investigations
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Electrical and electronic equipment and factory machinery were allegedly damaged in a manufacturing plant in 1984.


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Computer Technology Meets Safety and Health Challenges
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The challenges to comply with the requirements for a documented safety and health program are greater than ever.


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